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Louis Blanc

Louis Jean Joseph Charles Blanc was a French politician and historian. A socialist who favored reforms, he called for the creation of cooperatives in order to guarantee employment for the urban poor. Although Blanc's ideas of the workers' cooperatives were never realized, his political and social ideas greatly contributed to the development of socialism in France. He wanted the government to encourage co-operatives and replace capitalist enterprises. These... Read More

Born29 October 1811
Madrid, Kingdom of Spain
Died6 December 1882 (aged 71)
Cannes, France
Era19th-century philosophy
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